CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – AppTech Payments Corp. (“AppTech”) (OTC: APCX), a fintech company powering commerce experiences, announced today that Aram A. Aghapour has joined their senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Research, Development, and Infrastructure Operations. Mr. Aghapour joins us from application security firm, Microfocus Fortify, where he helped some of the world’s largest financial firms build out and maintain their DevSecOps programs and improve their overall application security posture. In his new position, Aram will be responsible for overseeing the full software development lifecycle of the AppTech Embedded Payment and Banking platform. He will oversee the company’s PPMO, Application & Information Security Teams, and Infrastructure & Cloud Operations Teams.
Aram joins AppTech with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial software development, delivery, and support. Most notably, he is one of the founding members of the Blackbaud Shared Services Engineering team where he was instrumental in the development of the company’s core FinTech and Communication platforms. These platforms are the nexus for all payment processing and communication capabilities for Blackbaud’s entire portfolio of software solutions and have successfully processed billions of transactions since their creation. Throughout his career, Mr. Aghapour has also led PCI assessment initiatives, successfully achieving PCI Level 1 Payment Processor status.
“It is an honor and privilege to formally join the AppTech senior leadership team,” said Aram Aghapour, “With this talented team of leaders and the innovative platform being developed, AppTech is poised to become a true innovator and disruptor in the payment and banking space. I am very pleased to lead the charge with our talented engineering team to build high performing, scalable, customizable and secure solutions that will delight our clients and their customers alike.”
AppTech President, Virgil Llapitan commented, “Aram brings a proven track record of developing highly successful teams. His extensive background in application security and building FinTech solutions will ensure the success of AppTech as we launch our embedded digital platform.”
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